Third party administrators (TPAs), self-insured health plans and concerned payers and plan sponsors now have a little more time to comment on the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) proposed rule, “Administrative Simplification: Health Plan Certification of Compliance.”
HHS announced its extension to April 3, 2014 of the comment period today in specific hopes that it will receive additional comments from TPAs and self-insured plans
The Certification of Compliance for Health Plans proposed rule is different from previous Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Administrative Simplification regulations because it affects more and different types of entities.
For example, many third party administrators, self-funded health plans, and group health plans that have not been impactedby previousHIPAA Administrative Simplification requirements will be affected by this rule, even if they do not directly conduct HIPAA covered transactions.
As proposed, the proposed rule would require controlling health plans to submit documentation on…
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